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Petroglyphs & Sandia Mountains -- Piedras Marcadas, West Mesa Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 26, 1994 -- photo by Mark Weber WRITING

Petroglyphs & Sandia Mountains — Piedras Marcadas, West Mesa Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 26, 1994 — photo by Mark Weber

WRITING

A flashing crooked tongue of fire
reaches out of the black clouds
and
when the mountains crack thunderous cataclysm roar
like a pterodactyl screaming caught in the jaws
of a lizard-wolf
I stand and hold my shield to the sky

Half of us went down the river two nights ago
The rest of us stayed here

They do not always return

The birds also go that way, when
days become shorter and more chill
flying south along the river
but return in summer

I am ancient in days
so I stay here
and watch
and inscribe the histories on these rocks

—-Mark Weber
June 9 & 13 & 21, 2o13

The Green River at Dinosaur National Monument, Utah -- July 14, 1990 -- photo by Mark Weber

The Green River at Dinosaur National Monument, Utah — July 14, 1990 — photo by Mark Weber

Coso Mountain Range, China Lake, California -- Ancient Shoshone -- May 19, 1985 -- photo by Mark Weber

Coso Mountain Range, China Lake, California — Ancient Shoshone — May 19, 1985 — photo by Mark Weber

Piedras Marcadas, West Mesa, Albuquerque -- December 26, 1992 -- photo by Mark Weber

Piedras Marcadas, West Mesa, Albuquerque — December 26, 1992 — photo by Mark Weber

Moab, Utah — January 2, 1994 — (Moab Golf Course site) — photo by Mark Weber

Rinconada Canyon, West Mesa (Albuquerque & Sandia Mountains in the distance) -- October 23, 1991 -- photo by Mark Weber

Rinconada Canyon, West Mesa (Albuquerque & Sandia Mountains in the distance) — October 23, 1991 — photo by Mark Weber

McKee Springs Wash, Rainbow Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah -- July 14, 1990 -- photo by Mark Weber

McKee Springs Wash, Rainbow Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah — July 14, 1990 — photo by Mark Weber

Horseshoe Canyon, Utah -- April 8, 1990 -- photo by Mark Weber

Horseshoe Canyon, Utah — April 8, 1990 — photo by Mark Weber

Stansbury Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah -- May 20, 1990 -- photo by Mark Weber

Stansbury Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah — May 20, 1990 — photo by Mark Weber